I wanted the seats to have a cushy comfy look. So I added a layer of Dacron the same size and shape as the top.
Lay a piece of Dacron over the seat you want to redo.
Trim it to the shape of the seat.
Glue it to the foam of the seat with a spray adhesive.
Then add another layer of Dacron that is wrapped around all the sides of the seat and stapled to the sides.
Start by stapling a few staples on each side in the middle and work out to the sides.
Staple into the side of the plywood. Pull the Dacron nice and tight and smooth, working from the middle out.
Then trim off the excess Dacron.
If you've been paying attention, it should look something like this!!!!
Just to be on the safe side, make sure it still fits on the chair!!!!
Now do it five more times.
What was I thinking???
Don't forget a very important tool in the upholstery workroom!!
I always feel, that if I haven't bled on a project, I didn't really make it. I'm spreading my DNA all over the place. CSI Boston, would be able to figure out who made these chairs!!!!!!
Now it's time to start adding the fabric!!!!!!!!!!!!
Lay the fabric over the seat to see how you want it to look. I first centered the darker blue stripe in the middle, but later changed my mind and placed the white stripe in the center. I don't know, it just looked better that way to my eye.
I marked the center of the backs with a magic marker, so I could figure out where to staple the @#%& fabric when the seat was upside down.
Working from the center out, staple the fabric to the back.
Here is a piece of the welt I sewed!!!!
I am awesome!!!
I then started stapling the welting trim to the bottom of the seat.
Hold your hand so that the outside of the welt is lining up with the outside edge of the seat. You want the seam of the welt to line up with the edge. Now staple it to the bottom with lots of staples.
When you come to an inside curve, snip the fabric of the welt like this, don't cut into the seam though.
When you get to the back you need to finish off the welt in a grownup professional way!!!!!
I will show you!!!!
Open the seam of the welt a couple or three inches.
Lay the naked cord over the finished side, to see how much to cut off. You want to cut the cord so that it buts up to the other side, to make a continuous loop. Once again, I forgot to take a picture. OY.
NO!!! I REMEMBERED, HERE IT IS!!!!!
Now, fold the fabric under, leaving around an inch sticking out that you will overlap on the facing piece of welting.
Now staple it in place, and you have DONE IT!!!!!
If you have been paying attention, it should look something like this.
WHO'S THE BOMB?????
Next post will be how I did the back.
Oops, I forgot to tell you to cover the bottoms with a layer of cambric. It's a thin black fabric that is used for a dust cover. Just staple it to the bottom for a finished look. I of course, don't have any pictures. Sorry.